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Texas Rangers' Shin-Soo Choo scores on a double by Prince Fielder as Boston Red Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski waits for the ball in the third inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Tuesday, April 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
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First Published Apr 09 2014 09:41 am • Last Updated Apr 10 2014 04:59 pm

RANGERS 10, RED SOX 7

BOSTON • Robinson Chirinos started a five-run third inning with his first homer of the season and the Texas Rangers won 10-7 as the Boston Red Sox hit into five double plays Tuesday night.

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The Red Sox scored three runs in the ninth against Joakim Soria on an RBI single by Jonny Gomes and a two-run double by David Ortiz, but Mike Napoli struck out to end the game.

Boston’s five double plays were one fewer than the American League record for a nine-inning game shared by eight teams. The major league mark of seven was set by the San Francisco Giants in 1969.

All of them came against Martin Perez (1-0).

Texas won for the second time in five games as every starter reached base by the fourth inning. Boston lost its fourth game in the last five.

Chirinos’ second career homer broke a scoreless tie and began an inning in which the Rangers batted around against Felix Doubront (1-0).

ORIOLES 14, YANKEES 5

NEW YORK • Delmon Young, Adam Jones and Matt Wieters homered as the Baltimore Orioles teed off for 20 hits, battering the New York Yankees 14-5 Tuesday.


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Young and Wieters each drove in three runs, and Jones delivered one of the Orioles’ four doubles at a half-empty Yankee Stadium.

Everyone in Baltimore’s starting lineup got a hit and scored a run. The Orioles posted their second-highest hit total in the Bronx, eclipsed only by a 22-hit outburst in 1986.

Wei-Yin Chen (1-1) weathered five innings for the win, giving up four runs and nine hits.

Ivan Nova (1-1) was tagged for seven runs and 10 hits in 3 2-3 innings.

RAYS 1, ROYALS 0

KANSAS CITY, Mo. • James Loney hit an RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning to lift Tampa Bay over Kansas City.

Rays starter Chris Archer wriggled out of two bases-loaded jams and went seven innings in an impressive pitchers’ duel between top young arms. Royals rookie Yordano Ventura dazzled in his season debut, holding Tampa Bay to two hits in six shutout innings.

Loney’s grounder to right scored Wil Myers, who snapped an 0-for-15 slump when he reached on an infield single to start the ninth. Myers advanced on a two-out wild pitch by Greg Holland (0-1).

Joel Peralta (1-1) struck out Danny Valencia with the bases loaded, and Grant Balfour worked the ninth for his second save.

Ventura walked none and struck out six, including Myers three times.

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